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Entered as second-class matter November 17, 1916, at the post office at Framingham, Mass., under the act of March 3, 1879. 



No. 19 


The first WeUesley Winter Sports Carnival was 
held Saturday afternoon and evening on Tower 
Court Hill, from 3.30 until 8.30 P.M. Despite the 
fact that partial lifting of quarantine allowed 
many girls to leave Wellesley for the holiday, at- 
tendance was very large. 

Events started promptly at 3.30 and were run 
off in the following order: tobogganing, skiing, ski 
obstacle race, and snow-shoeing. The heavy snows 
prevented the skating contest, but it is hoped that 
that event can be played off later in the winter. 
A feature of the Carnival was the band which 
played during intervals between events. "Hot 
dogs" and hot chocolate were sold at the edge of 
the "green" and helped to keep everyone comfort- 
ably warm. 

Toboganning was run off by class teams, in 
three relays. The team line up follows: 



1st relay 

1st relay 

E. Manchester 

H. Sherman 

B. Conant 

D. Barnhart 

L. Barber 

E. Fry 

2nd relay 

2nd relay 

E. Home 

M. Ludington 

L. Hassett 

E. Marshall 

G. Hartman 

B. McFalls 

3rd relay 

3rd relay 

G. Cramton 

J. Rathbone 

K. Freeman 

G. Averill 

M. Bastedo 

E. Edwards 



«lst relay 

1st relay 

E. Parsons 

M. Metheny 

S. Conant 

J. Smith 

D. Arter 

I. Muhlfelder 

2nd relay 

2nd relay 

P. Coburn 

E. Willis 

E. Moyer 

H. Parker 

M. Scofield 

M. Bartholomew 

3rd relay 

3rd relay 

H. Kirkham 

F. Pfalzgraff 

H. Logan 

N. Thurmati 

D. Breingan 

H. Scudder 

'23 won first place, '23 second, with '21 coming 
up tie with '22, but losing third place because the. 
toboggan failed to go as far as the judges on the 

Skiing was the second event and was perhaps 
the most interesting of the afternoon. Very few 
girls have skied before this year, but great pro- 
gress has been made during this season. There 
are no good ski jumps on campus, but with the 
impetus given to the sport this year, the college is 
planning to develop some real jumps for next 

Awards were made in skiing on judgment of 
steadiness of the skier, control of skis, erectness of 
body, and adjustment to change of incline. Dis- 
tance was not taken into consideration as that is 
beyond the control of the skier. Thjs event was 
run off by classes, each team having five mem- 
bers and each member having three trials on the 
ski tracks. 

The team line ups follow: 

'21 '20 i 

T. Bowman E. Manchester 

L.Johnson M. Bastedo 

M. Ludington E. .Tenckes 

(Continued on page 4, column 2) 


At cheering on Tuesday morning, February 24, 
the freshmen "let the cat out of the bag" by an- 
nouncing their Tree Day Mistress. Three fresh- 
men, dressed in white with green tarn o' shanters, 
drew forth a toboggan on which was seated a 
figure shrouded in a green burlap bag. To the 
chant of "We'll let Carol let the cat out of the 
bag," Carol Campbell, the sophomore president, 
was invited to untie the string and to disclose the 
mystery. And when the bag was opened out 
jumped an agile Mack cat with a green ruff 
around her neck, in the person of Marjorie Walsh, 
23's Tree Day Mistress. D. E. V., '23. 


On Wednesday afternoon at 4.40 those who had 
obeyed the injunction to save the time for some- 
thing very special were amply repaid toy an enter- 
tainment given by the negro quartet from Hamp- 
ton Institute, Virginia. A Wellesley alumna, Miss 
Scoville, introduced the quartet, and told something 
of the founding of Hampton by Samuel Chapman 
Armstrong in 1868. As the leader or. a colored 
regiment in the Civil War, General Armstrong saw 
education as the only means to the realization of 
perfect freedom for the Negro race. The slave's 
great desire for freedom is strikingly set forth in 
one of the Civil War songs which the quartet sang: 
"Before I'd be a. slave 
I'd be buried in my grave, 
And go home to my Lord, and be free." 

This same love of freedom, Miss Scoville said, 
was shown in the negro's choice of Bible stories to 
be set to music. Moses, the "slave child," was a 
particular favorite. With perfect rhythm and 
wonderfully rich voices, the quartet sang several 
of these "Hebrew stories set to African music," 
and Wellesley listened with delight to the songs 
about Daniel and Ezekiel and Jonah. 

Hampton is not exclusively for the education of 
colored people, though that is what it is most gen- 
erally known for. Its spirit is that of service 
where service is needed, and for this reason ten 
years after the Institute was founded, Indians were 
admitted as students. Concerning this phase of 
Hampton's work Dr. George Frazier, an Indian 
graduate, and now a physician among his own 
people, talked to us. "Hampton stands for the 
training of head, heart, and hand," said Dr. Fra- 
zier. We had ample illustration of its very ex- 
cellent training in voice as well, and Wellesley will 
not soon forget this very interesting afternoon. 

In the past Wellesley has tried to give a scholar- 
ship of $100 at Hampton, and this year it has been 
suggested that we try to give two scholarships. A 
box for contributions has been placed in the book- 
store, and any amount, large or small, will be 
gratefully accepted by the students at Hampton. 


The Committee of the Wellesley College Teach- 
ers' Association of which Miss Bertha Bailey, 
Principal of Abbot Academy, is the chairman, has 
arranged for a mass meeting of students on Mon- 
day evening, March 8, at 7.30, Billings Hall, at 
which brief speeches will be made by distin- 
guished educators who will point out the unusual 
opportunities offered just now in the teaching pro- 
fession. Even if you do not at this time intend to 
be a teacher, come and hear about it. 


President Pendleton returned to Wellesley, 
Thursday evening, February 19, after a four 
months trip devoted to visiting schools and colleges 
in China, Japan, and Korea. 

Miss Pendleton was welcomed by the student body 
in chapel Friday morning. She spoke to the un- 
dergraduates for a few moments, and gave a few 
details of her journey. She visited over sixty in- 
stitutions in the above named countries, and at all 
of the places excepting one she was welcomed by a 
group of Wellesley women. President Pendleton 
says that the peoples whom she visited are eager 
for learning, and that we must marvel at the bril- 
liant men and women who come from their schools 
and colleges, when we consider the pitiful in- 
adequacy of the apparatus to which they have 
access. "This would seem," went on the President, 
"as though it were the desire for learning which is 
of fundamental necessity, rather than the equip- 
ment." Herein American students, with their 
superior advantages and opportunities, are falling 
short of their capacity. 

Wellesley's sister college in Pekin, China, sent a 
special gift to Wellesley students in the form of a 
portfolio containing photographs taken expressly 
for Wellesley. President Pendleton promises to 
speak further of the college in PeMn at a later 

Miss Pendleton expressed sincere appreciation 
of the efficient administrations of Dean Waite and 
Dean Tufts during her absence. 

E. V., '02. 


(Mrs. Hodder kindly consented to write the fol- 
lowing at the request of the News). 

Hot from the presses of England and America 
-there comes to one's desk in these days books bear- 
ing such significant titles as The Unfinished Pro- 
gramme of Democracy, The Degradation of the 
Democratic Dogma, The Moral Basis of Democ- 
racy, and The Present Conflict of Ideals. Is it 
ultimately true that "As in physics so also in 
mind and administration. The theory of averages 
leads ever to a lower level. The perfect plebiscite, 
the democratic ideal, is the synonym not of perfect 
truth but of disaster and confusion?" 

Whether there is any large defection of the 
people in our liberal democracies from the demo- 
cratic principle or not, all these books suggest 
that democracy is facing a crisis, and that it can 
only be saved by giving to citizens a wider knowl- 
edge of affairs and a larger social vision. 

Awake to this crisis, some of our educational 
institutions are scanning their graduate product 
with less complacency than at one time, and are 
apparently turning their backs upon the once 
staunchly held view that the pursuit of heteroge- 
neous subjects, chosen at random by an imma- 
ture mind, will give that education which enables 
one to think rightly and to quit himself well as a 

The absolutely free elective seems to have had 
its day. President Lowell's last report well-nigh 
sounds its death-knell. The youth who, fifteen 
years ago, scuttled across the Harvard yard in 
pursuit of an easy course — and found the only fly 
in his ointment the fact that he had to carry a 
Bible tucked under his arm — would now be con- 
fronted by the stern necessity of meeting in his 
(Continued on page 8, column 1) 


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Elizabeth Peale, 1920, Business Manager. 
Dorothy Bright, 1921, Ass't Business Manager. 
Amelia DeWolf, 1921, Circulation Manager. 
Alice Richards, 1922, Ass't Circulation Manager. 
Susan Graffan, 1922, Advertising Manager. 

Assistant Editobs. 
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Mubiel Fbitz, 1920. Elizabeth Saybe, 1921. 
Mary Dooly, 1921. Dorothy Williams, 1922 
Emilie Weyl, 1922 Mabgabet Gbiffiths, 1922. 
Elizabeth Woody, 1922 

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The time has once more come for Wellesley to 
decide whether or not it will continue to send 
Seniors to the village. Since we who are now in 
college are making the decision, which will of 
necessity affect those who are coming later far 
more than ever it affects us, it is only fair to 
them that we consider all sides of the case care- 
fully, with as Little prejudice as possible. It is 
not a question of whether we ourselves were happy 
during our Freshman year, or of whether we liked 
or disliked our vill senior, but of whether or not 
this system of government in the village is the 
best possible one. 

To my mind it is wrong from the very start be- 
cause it is based on wrong principle; it is a form 
of government which depends for its succe'ss upon 
the personality of an individual. If just the right 
girl happens to be sent to the village all goes well, 
but past experience has taught us that all too 
often the senior is not an adequate person for the 
place she is called upon to fill. This is hardly 
surprising, for very few people possess the tact 
and good judgment necessary for the position of 
vill senior. 

My plan is that each village house should have 
a freshman chairman, and two other girls elected 
by the house to form a house council. A tem- 
porary chairman could be appointed at the first 
of the college year to hold office until the fresh- 
men had become well enough acquainted with each 
other to elect a chairman. These chairmen would 
compose a village council which would meet to 
discuss the problems of the different houses in the 
village, and to see to it that no house was getting 
beyond the control of its chairman. In this way 
the whole village would be closely bound together, 
there would be little danger of one house going 
down hill through weakness of the girl at its head, 
and each chairman would feel in a measure re- 
sponsible for the government of the whole village, 
not of her own house alone. Also, the freshmen 
as a whole would feel more interest in college gov- 
ernment than they now do, for they would directly 
elect the girls who should represent college govern- 
ment in the village. A plan for having visiting 
seniors would also have to be worked out, in order 
that the freshmen might have some one to help 
them over the first few weeks of adjustment to 
new surroundings, and to explain such of the col- 
lege customs as they did not understand. That 
no plan of visiting seniors has proved adequate in 
the past is partly due to the fact that the seniors 
selected did not take their responsibility much to 
heart and neglected their duties. This office would 
have, to be highly pointed and the girls chosen 
with care, in order to make it successful. 

The principal objection urged to this change of 
system will be that the freshmen ;ire too young to 
have so much responsibility, but the objection is 
an invalid one. In the first place, by the above 
plan no great weight of responsibility will rest 
upon any one girl's shoulders. If girls aren't able 
to keep themselves quiet and live up to the college 
government rules by the time they enter college, 
they'd better be given an opportunity to learn at 

once. Give them responsibility and they will prove 
themselves worthy of it. Also, it must be remem- 
bered that the freshman chairman would have as 
her responsibility merely the running order of the 
house (in which she would have the two' other 
council members to aid her) and not all the prob- 
lems which the village senior now seems to have 
on her mind. She would let the rest of the fresh- 
men work out their own salvation as far as their 
individual problems were concerned. 

To sum up in conclusion the advantages of the 
new system over the old: the whole village would 
be more closely knit together, freshmen would 
take a more lively interest in college government, 
would learn to stand on their own responsibility 
and to govern themselves. 

Dorothy M. Williams. 


I believe that it is for the good of the college 
and in particular of the Freshman class that we 
should continue to have village Seniors. The' con- 
tentions of those opposed to the village Senior sys- 
tem seem, to be: 

1. That Seniors are not needed in the village 
after the first few weeks. 

2. That the Freshmen are able to assume the 
responsibility of their own government and 
should be compelled to do so. 

3. That village government under the present 
system depends on the personality of in- 
dividuals, which is contrary to the ideal of 

I admit at once that after the first few weeks 
the Freshmen could doubtless struggle along en- 
tirely by themselves. Village Seniors are not then 
an absolute necessity. But if you will think back 
to your own Freshman days you will remember 
that you were not then so self-sufficient, so sure of 
yourself in your environment, as you are now. 
Granted that the Freshmen would without the 
presence of a Senior continue to register and to 
report minor delinquencies — would they have the 
five interest in college affairs, the knowledge of 
the larger issues of the community, the realiza- 
tion of themselves as a part of a larger whole, 
which village Seniors bring to them? It is often 
urged that Freshmen are too much isolated, both 
geographically and by living as a class. Village 
Seniors have the traditional function of linking 
the village to the campus. Merely because this is 
a tradition, is no reason to discard it; it is founded 
on experience. Enabling Freshmen to know upper- 
classmen is only a part of it — though girls who 
have in the past made some of their best friends 
in that way will assert that it is a valuable part. 
But acquaintance with the IDEAS of campus is 
perhaps more valuable and stimulating to new- 
comers to Wellesley. Even if one admit, then, 
that after the first few weeks Seniors are not a 
necessity in the village, it' seems to me impossible 
to deny that they are a positive influence toward 
worthwhile things. Incidentally, almost everyone 
seems to agree that during the first few weeks the 
village would be in desperate straits without them. 
Rooms can not be held for them both in the vil- 

lage and on campus. How can the opponents of 
the village Senior system solve that problem? 

The second assertion of the opposition is that 
the Freshmen should assume the responsibility of 
their own government. Various methods are pro- 
posed, usually based on the idea of a Freshmen 
council replacing the Village Senior. Under the 
present system the Freshmen do assume respon- 
sibility, even if not complete self-government. 
Each house has a Freshman chairman, who assists 
in the executive duties. Every girl in college, 
moreover, assumes under the Honor System the 
responsibility of complete loyalty to College Gov- 
ernment rules. The function of the Village Sen- 
ior is primarily to make the Freshman conscious 
o>f their responsibility. College girls come from 
many different environments, in many different 
stages of civic development. The girl who has 
delighted in breaking as many preparatory school 
rules as possible needs to be aroused to a sense of 
her part as a member of College Government. 
Those Freshmen who do themselves take a more 
mature view are seldom able to impress it upon all 
their classmates. Usually no deliberate lawless- 
ness is intended — but lack of experience makes 
desirable the presence of some one who can show 
that College Government is a real thing, related to 
every girl in Wellesley College, with definite ideals 
to which she owes her most loj r al support. 

This leads at once to the third charge against 
the present system, that it makes government de- 
pendent upon personality. So it does^dependent 
somewhat on the character of a Senior who has 
had four years of college and has been chosen 
after long deliberation because of her tact, discre- 
tion, and vigorous exemplification of College Gov- 
ernment ideals. Is not such dependence prefer- 
able to relying upon the personalities of a house 
council of three Freshmen, chosen before they ate 
well known, inexperienced, without the prestige 
among their fellows which experience undoubtedly 
gives to Village Seniors? I grant at once that 
mistakes in the choice of Seniors have sometimes 
been made, but I contend that among many Sen- 
iors who each year volunteer for service in the 
village there are an adequate number of girls in 
all ways fitted to represent College Government. 
With care in choosing and in placing them, there 
is no reason why the village should not have an 
entirely efficient corps of resident Seniors. All 
life is made up of personalities. Any administra- 
tion is successful largely as it chooses its men. 

The main arguments against the Village System 
are, it seems to me, inconclusive. There remains, 
beside the refutation given, certain positive argu- 
ments for Village Seniors. I only suggest that 
of all people the Freshmen themselves and the 
.heads of Freshmen houses should influence the de- 
cision. The Freshmen each year are practically 
unanimous in support of Village Seniors, and, 
although I can quote no statistics as to the decision 
of the heads, it is everywhere said that a large 
majority favors their continuance. Surely they 
should be able to judge their worth ! 

Let us consider long and thoughtfully before we 
tear down a government satisfactory to those 
whom it most nearly affects, to replace it by a 
scheme of extremely doubtful tendencies toward 
success. Muriel Fritz. 


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the full name of the author. Only articles thus signed 
will be printed. Initials or numerals will be used in 
printing the articles if the writer so desires. 

Tile Editors do not hold themselves responsible for 
opinions and statements which appear in this column. 

Contributions should be in the hands of the Editors 
by 9 A. M. on Monday. 

AVellesley is in need of many things. We all 
recognize her need for new buildings, for a swim- 
ming pool, and for a large endowment fund; and 
those of us who have gone to the library again and 
again in search of a book for "pleasure reading" 
over the week-end, and failed to find it are made 


Fiuse Press (Contirmed) 

acutely aware of another, even though a minor 
need. Our library is sadl\ deficient in its stock of 
new books, except for those of a more or less 
technical nature; yet everyone realizes that to be 
well educated, in the poular sense of the word, one 
should be fairly familiar, not only with the best 
books written ten to twenty years ago, but also 
with those which are coming out now, in 1920. The 
book-store, with its alluring shelves of new books, 
is a temptation to all of us; but in buying books, 
especially at their present prices, one wants to be 
fairly sure that they will be worth at least a sec- 
ond perusal. Would it not be possible, since, in 
view of Wellesley's many big needs, perhaps we 
should not ask for a new library fund, for the 
book-store or the library to maintain a loan shelf 
of new books, a small amount being charged per 
day for each book loaned to a girl? This charge 
would cover the cost of purchasing the book, and 
eventually allow for new additions to the loan shelf. 
Book-stores in other communities have tried the 
loan library idea, and it has seemed to be success- 
ful. With nearly sixteen hundred girls to patron- 
ize it, should it not be possible here at Wellesley? 

F. W. H., 21. 
False Gods. 

Wellesley has chosen, mistakenly I think, to wor- 
ship the "all-round girl." , "The all-round girl," 
as I define her, is a good sport, has social charm, 
executive ability, and more or less mentality. Her 
class needs her to help it win Field Day; teas, 
breakfast parties, social gatherings of all sorts 
make continual demands upon her; no committee 
is a success without her. What time and energy 
she can spare from athletics, friends and commit- 
tee meetings, she gives to her academic work; — no 
more. If she be very clever and lucky she makes 
Phi Beta Kappa; in ninety-nine cases out of a 
hundred she is satisfied with Bs and Cs". 

Such is the idol of the college, the girl after 
whose example we would model our own lives. 
Would [ have a blue stocking set up in her place? 
Emphatically no. Wellesley, as some one has said, 
strives to create personalities and not walking in- 
tellects. She, who blinded to ought else, follows 
the gleam of the golden key, is not my ideal. 

But what of the girl who places' her academic 
work before all else; who gives that her best time 
and energy, and yet does not neglect sports, friends 
and committees? She in truth, sees things in the 
right proportion. It is merely a change of em- 
phasis, but a vital change. At her shrine we may 
well pay homage. 

Down, I say, with our false gods. 

A Pilgrim. 
Puzzle; Find the Wellesley Spirit. 

The spirit of Wellesley seems to hibernate dur- 
ing the winter. It is a fair weather ghost, which 
hurriedly betook itself to some place of warmth 

W$t pmntoon Stouge 

Open the year round. 


R. W. Seymour 

An ideal place for a rest or for winter 
sports. Toboganning, snow shoeing, coast- 
ing, skiing, sleigh riding and skating are 
among the attractions of the House avail- 
able to the guests. 

The Huntoon House is on the approved 
list for Wellesley College vacationists. 

The rates are reasonable and the table 
excellent. Write for circular and more 
complete information. 


Showing Velours, Riding Hats, 
Sport Hats, Tailored Hats, 
Dress Hats and Fur Hats. 
Also Fur Hats Made To Order. 


65-69 Summer St., 

and seclusion (perhaps this year, the catacombs of 
our new heating system) immediately after Field 
Day, where it abides, peacefully undisturbed, until 
all-college elections in the spring. Even then, it 
is rubbing its eyes, and only the caroling voices 
from the Chapel steps entice it into complete 
wakefulness. , 

Why is it that we are so lacking in college spirit 
during these months? Is it not because there is no 
common interest to bring us all together? We settle 
down into a comfortable rut, pursuing our own 
private interests, or those of our clique, house, or 
class, and the consciousness of being a part of a 
wonderful, organized community, all striving to- 
ward a single goal, is lost. Pliscoda amuses us, 
and we emit a feeble shout between acts, Tree 
Day and Barn plays arouse the talented, and our 
Carnival . (may its praises ring) did thrill our 
hearts, but the spark dies in the snow. There 
should be some way of getting together. Why 
shouldn't that way be the Debating Club? Every- 
one loves to argue, it is our only intercollegiate 
activity, and should develop more real enthusiasm 
than interelass competitions. We must put some 
pep into our "rah ! rah ! Wellesley !" in February. 
Why not do it debating? R. M., '22. 


It is possible that some of us have an exagger- 
ated idea of the superiority of the salaries for 
women in the non-teaching professions and occupa- 
tions over those of the teaching profession. The 
most complete study that has been made of the 
salaries of college-trained women was compiled by 
Miss Van Kleeck from data secured in 1915 and 
published in the Journal of the Association of 
Collegiate Alumna? in 1918. 

In this report, the median earnings of college- 
bred women teachers for the year are given as 
$995; for college-trained business women as $1027; 
ifor museum workers as $1100; for government 
employees as $1300; for literary workers as $1216; 
for librarians as $980. In interpreting these fig- 
ures, it should be kept in mind that teachers' 
salaries are now considerably higher than they 
were in 1915. It should be remembered also that, 
in estimating monthly earnings, the teachers' sal- 
aries should be divided by nine or ten, whereas 
most of the other salaries are divisible by eleven 
or twelve. The teacher, of course, though she is 
actually employed for but nine »r ten months of 
the year, must pay for living expenses for her 
vacation time; nevertheless the advantage of the 

long summer vacation for recreation, study and 
travel should not be ignored. 

Teachers' salaries are far from what the should 
be, but the situation is daily growing better. 
Towns and cities everywhere are increasing salaries 
by $200 or $300 or even $600. The public has 
really awakened to the knowledge that it must pay 
suitably for the education of its chddren. It is 
safe, I think, to predict that well-equipped mem- 
bers of 1920 will not next year receive lower sal- 
aries in the teaching profession than they would in 
other professions. The Commissioner of Educa- 
tion of the United States has recently urged a 
minimum of $1500 as a suitable salary for well- 
equipped high school teachers. The National Edu- 
cational Association has suggested a salary scale 
for high schools 1 by which, in small cities, holders 
of the B.A. degree would receive salaries ranging 
from $1200 to $2200, according to experience; 
holders of the iM.A. degree, from $1400 to $2400; 
holders of the Ph.D. degree, from $1800 to $2800. 

Not every woman should teach, — this for the 
sake of the teaching profession. It is a good thing 
that women should know the variety of openings 
that they may consider. Thoughtful people, how- 
ever, must be sorry to see young women who, by 
every known sign, are well equipped to go into 
teaching, content to take up purely mechanical 
work. Not all non-teaching positions are of a 
mechanical type, and I am not speaking of these. 
I do say that there is no bigger opportunity for 
social, civic, and patriotic service for Wellesley 
women anywhere than in the schoolroom. The 
future of our country depends very largely upon 
the type of men and women in charge of our 
schools for the next few years. Let Wellesley do 
her part ! A. J. M. 



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A series of conferences is to be held at the 
Women's Educational and Industrial Union to 
•which the Union has kindly invited those students 
particularly interested. These conferences will be 
held at the Union, 264 Boylston Street, Boston, at 
four o'clock for three successive Wednesdays be- 
ginning March third and will deal with the follow- 
ing subjects: 

March 3, Advertising and Secretarial Work; 

March 10, Home Economics; 

March 17, Accounting and Office Management. 

The speakers will tell of the opportunities for 
women in these fields and there will be a chance for 
informal discussion. Any students who desire 
tickets for these conferences should notify Marion 
Hersey at 44 Cazenove immediately or sign the 
paper on the Vocational Guidance Bulletin Board 
where a programme of the conference is posted. 
This is an unusual opportunity and may help some 
decided what field of work they will enter upon 
leaving college. 

(fciigned) Agnes F. Perkins, 

Chairman Vocational Guidance Committee. 


Several checks, amounting to $18.00 in all, have 
been received for the work carried on by Mary 
Knap, described in a recent issue of the News. 
There is still time to send contributions. 

"No one could have lived with Mary at College, 
without feeling a debt of gratitude to her. She 
was and is an inspiration to me," one contributor 
writes. Another: ''When I was a freshman I knew 
Mary 'Knap slightly, and I have always felt that 

her wonderful courage, and achievements in the 
face of such tremendous difficulties have been a 
great inspiration, not only to me, but to every one 
who knew her. I regret that my check cannot be 

At last accounts $25 would pay for the care of 
one blind Chinese child at Mary Knap's school. 
E. W. Manwaiung. 

Freshmen Win Wellesley's First Winter 
Sport Contest. 
(Continued from page 1, column 1) 
'23 '22 

M. Bartholomew P. Coburn 

E. Willis E. Parsons 

H. Jacob H. Kirkham 

M. Metheny D. Brelingan 

I. Webber G. Miller 

M. Watterson (subst.) 

There were not over five falls in all sixty trials. 
In the first heat, the progress of G. Miller, '22, 
was interfered with by a frisky airedale. The 
airedale came off unharmed, but "Gert" was out 
of the running for the second and third heats, and 
"Peg" Watterson was put in as substitute. 

This event was won by '23, '20 coming in sec- 
ond, and '22 and '21 winning third and fourth 
places respectively. 

After skiing followed a little of '22's originality. 
Carol Ingham went down on a sled rigged as a 
ship, impersonating '22, followed by Sylvia Leary, 
riding in a dishpan, and noisily arrayed in Fresh- 
man green. Janet Travell, as '21, went skidding 
down the hill with one foot in a kettle, and 
Dorothy Arter wearing a cap and gown looked 
altogether too dignified for coasting on a pillow. 

Next came skiing by teams. Each of the four 
teams went down together with arms interlocked. 
(Continued on page 8, column 2) 

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Physics 35 — A Special Course in Applied Elec- 

Offered especially for students living in Pom. 
and Caz. This course aims to give a complete 
knowledge of elevators. Each division will be 
limited to three students. 
Hygiene 33. 

A complete course in glacier climbing with fre- 
quent practice on some of our best specimens on 
Campus. — Approximately five hours a week during 
January and February. 
Geology 15 — Campusology. 

After a few weeks of this course, you will be 
able to penetrate to the farthest corners of the 
college grounds, no matter how thick the snow. 
Special studies will be taken up throughout the 
year, such as The Quickest Path to the Infirmary. 
English Composition 18. Letter Writing. 

Accurate expression of your reasons for wishing 
to change courses in the middle of the semester. 
Given three hours a week for the two weeks pre- 
ceding mid-years. 
Philosophy 27. 

Deals with the correct way of meeting calamity. 
Laboratory periods on the first Tuesday after mid- 
years. Other laboratory periods will be offered as 
circumstances require. 

Theoretical treatment of the subject with spe- 
cial analyses of rooms which have not been fixed 
for sweep day for one month or more. Prerequisite 
Course 1. Practical methods of dusting the top of 
your bookcase. A. P. H., '21. 


A foolish young girl, in an ignorant way, 
Was late to her classes, one bright winter day, 
Said she to herself, "There's a crust on the snow, 
So over the meadow I surely can go." 

Then, humming quite gaily a bit of a tune, 
She started her journey, but only too soon, 
The snow had betrayed her, had broken clear 

With no one to help her, she vanished from view. 

With plows and with shovels, they toiled all the 

And finally extracted her stiff, frozen form. 
O students, take warning, remember her fate, 
And go by the road, even though you are late. 

To the Editor: 

I have been bothered by the conversation of some 
of my friends, and not wishing to appear ignorant 
before them any longer, I have decided to ask you 
some questions. 

One girl continually speaks of Newton's law. 
Now I thought Newton was a small village. Can 
you tell me why its laws are so important or if 
they effect the quarantine? Thank you so much. 

Another who takes geology says they talked 
about Stalac-Tights in class the other day, and she 
was much interested. Is the hygiene department 
considering substituting them for our blue serge 
bloomers? If so, what are they, and what should 
I know about them? Thank you so much. 



The quarantine was lifted ! 
And into Boston flew 
All sorts of girls from Wellesley, 
And one staid senior, Sue. 

Now Sue had pla} r ed in Boston 
For three whole years— and more 
She knew where Boston trolleys went 
And braved the subway's roar. 

Oh, can this be our Susan, 
Who from the train climbs down, 
With terror shining from her eyes, 
Her brow a frightened frown? 

She staggers from the station 

And stares with open mouth 

At thundering trucks that pass before 

The station known 'as South. 

She cranes her neck far upward 
Her lips move as in prayer, 
She counting all the stories. 
Her wonderment is rare ! 

At last, she cannot longer . 
Stand up beneath the strain. 
She rushes to the station 
And climbs aboard the train. 

Oh! Susan's bound for Wellesley 
,Where she knows her way about. 
She's been so long in quarantine 
She can't stand being out ! 

E. W. 

Did you ever 

Try to study in the Lib. 

With a band on the Hill 

Playin' "Hail, hail the Gang's all Here" 

And try to Concentrate 

On Plato 

When all your Best Friends 

Were coasting 

On your sled? 

And if so did you Ever 


Whether you had 

Made a mistake 

In choosing the life 

Of a student? 

If not, you're a 

Phenomenon ! 

C. B., '21. 





One of M 's returned themes bore a short 

comment, which was totally illegible. As the com- 
bined efforts of the house failed to decipher it, 
necessity forced M to ask the instructor her- 
self for the translation, which proved to be, "You 
will have to improve your writing." '22. 

"Don't you think Jane looks like Mona Lisa ?" 
"I don't believe I know Mona. Does she live at 
Tower Court?" A. M. C, 21. 

"The Lord hates a quitter, 

But he doesn't hate him, son, 
When the quitter's quitting something that 

He shouldn't have begun." 



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Dorothy Taylor to Mr. Frank Herr Knight. 
Franceses Traut to Mr. Karl K. Lockwbod. 


'06. Woodruff-Kilborn. On September :?, 1919, 
in New Haven, Conn., Myra 0. Kilborn to William 
Watts Woodruff. 

'10. Marks-Church. On October 4, 1919, Clara 
L. Church to George S. Mario. 

'13. Naughton-Elliott. On November .'7. 19J9, 
in Seabright, N. J., Mary Louise Elliott to John 
H. Naughton. 

'15. Morris-Garside. On February 14, in New 
York City, Margaret Garside to Frederick Ryer- 
son Morris. 

'17. Doe-Glover. On February 9, in Harvard, 
Mass., Florence Glover to Orlando Cutler Doe. 


'12. On February 4, a second son, George 
Eaton, to Helen Eaton Fitts. 

'13. On January 10, a second son, Donald Mc- 
Chesney, to Helen Greene' Saxton. 

'94. In the fall of 1919, Jeannette Augusta 

'9,">. In September 1919, Mrs. Daniel Hunt, 
mother of Alice Winsor Hunt. 

'99. In Yakima, Washington, Clifton Ham, hus- 
band of Adeline Putnam Ham. 

'99. In January, in Pasadena, CaL, mother of 
Maynard Force Thayer. 

'01. On January 26, in Middletown, N. Y., 
Frank K. Mills, brother of Margaret Mills Tyler. 

'04. On February 11, in Orange, N. J., Kathe- 
rine, infant daughter of Ruth Lyon Lasell. 
• '10 '19. On February 8, in Annapolis, Md., 
Joseph F. Scott, brother of Katherine and Eliza- 
beth Scott. 

ex '13. On January 27, in Wilmctte, 111., Elsie 
Braunholdt Cole and on January 30, her infant 
son, aged three days. 

'14. On February 6, in Lowville, N. Y., Dorothy 
Ebersole Reed. 

ex '14. On January 23, in Needham, Mass., 
Margaret Franklin. 

'17. On February 9, in Detroit, Michigan, Elaine 

'17. On January 28, in Montclair, N. J., Euge- 
nia McClwsney Fischer, sister of Madeline McChes- 

'18. On February 3, in Portland, Oregon, Alex- 
ander McC. Lupfer, father of Elizabeth Luptfer. 

'19. On January 30, in Salt Lake City, Utah, 
Edmund King Day, brother of Dorothy Day. 

'19. On February 2, in Portland, Oregon, Mrs. 
George W. Collins, mother of Dorothy Collins. 


'89.. On February 13, in Providence, R. I., Lena 
Follett Appleton. 


'98. Mrs. Charles Warner (Ethel Bach) to 
11th and Nottingham Rd., Wilmington, Delaware. 
'07. Alice Gifford to R. D. 1, Holden, Mass. 

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Service Prelude. 

Processional: 933. "Great Freedom's Bride" 

H. C. M. 
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Hymn: 93. "America, the Beautiful" 

C. G. Hamilton 

(Words by Katherine Lee Bates) 

Service Anthem: "The Lord shall judge among 

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Prayers {with choral responses) 
Recessional: 932, to tune 160 

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February 28. Sociey Program Meetings. 
February 29. Houghton Memorial Chapel. 

11 A.M. Rev. Henry Hallan Tweedy of New 

Haven, Conn. Communion Service. 
3.4-5 P,M. Under the Episcopal Campaign, 
The Church's Call. Address by Miss Gam- 
ble on The Vine and the Branches. 
1 P.M. Vespers. 
March 1. History Lecture by Mr. Hanford post- 
March 2. 4.40 P.M. Billings Hall. Piano Recital 

by Miss Hurd. 
March 3. 7.15 P.M. Christian Association — Sub- 
jecl "The New Membership Basis for Stu- 
dent Y. W. C. A." Leaders: Campus, 
• Marion Smith; Village, Eleanor Linton, 

Elizabeth Head. 

Notes From a Workshop. 
(Continued from page 1, column 3) 
senior year a comprehensive final examination in 
the field of his major interest. All the divisions 
of the Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences ex- 
cept pure science and mathematics have decided 
to make each student responsible for a part of his 
own education, and to make him give evidence in 
an examination, not upon disjointed sections of 
knowledge known as courses, but upon subjects, 
that he has attained intellectual maturity and 
power in some field of knowledge. 

Nor may any Harvard student, hereafter, go 
out into the world of affairs to reform its institu- 
tions or exercise his civic duties without having 
taken at least one course in history, and one in 
the world's best thought as expressed in litera- 

For truly "It is in the realm of the spirit that 
the fate of the nations is determined." M. E. H. 


Des Moines groups — World Citizenship (/roups — 
discussion groups — (/roups mentioned in individual 
leaflets — groups found on Index board. 

Besides variety in names, there is variety in 
subjects. They arc live groups. The same girls 
who gave the Des Moines reports at C. A. are the 
"generators." Head what they are doing, as out- 
lined below. Then COME! And do it now, for 
these groups last only two more weeks. If you 
missed them lasl week, it is Ion bad, for they were 
great! You have three more chances. Use them! 
Watch Index notices for time and place of each 



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Freshmen Win Wellesley's First Winter 

Sport Contest. 

(Continued from page 4, column 2) 

This stunt looked well, and also difficult; but the 

skdiers affirm that it is simpler than going down 

alone, because each girl supports the other. 

The ski obstacle race was run off in two heats 
with class teams. Four rows of six potatoes each 
were placed at intervals on the course at the 
bottom of the Hill, and the skiers were required 
to run to the end of the row, pick up a potato, go 
back and deposit it in an orange crate, repeating ' 
until all six potatoes were in the box. Greatest 
skill was required here in getting the skis turned 
around to return on the course. 

Team line ups follow: 


E. Parsons . I. Webber 

P. Coburn M. Bartholomew 

1920 . 1921 

Home Barnhardt 

Manchester Sherman 

Compton Ludington 

Bastedo McFalls 

Hassett Thompson 

1922 1923 

Coburn Sniffen 

Webster Springer 

Hand Willis 

Meyer Bossi 

Parsons Bartholomew 

The contestants raced from the Claflin side of 
the Hill almost to the edge. First place was won 
by M. Bastedo, '20, second by E. Manchester, '20, 
with '23 coming in third. 

The object of the Carnival was twofold, to en- 
courage out-door activity, and to acquire skill. 
Records have been kept throughout the season of 
the amount of time devoted by individuals to win- 
ter Sports. In making these records, each 25 
hours spent outside was counted as one point in 
the class total. On this basis the class time rec- 
ords are: 

'20 14.2 pts. 

'21 11.48 pts. 

'32 22.8 pts. 

'23 30.8 pts. 

Cups were awarded by the classes to those in- 
dividuals who had spent the greatest number of 
hours in outdoor sports this winter. These were 
presented as follows: 

'20 E. Manchester. '22 E. Hand. 

'21 H. Sherman. "23 E. Johnson 

The Athletic Association awarded two cups, the 
class cup for greatest number of points in the 
Carnival plus class time score, and the individual 
all-college cup for greatest skill in all sports. The 
former was presented to the Freshman class and 
the latter to Elizabeth Manchester, 1920. 


Smith. A Junior Prom as well as a Senior 
Prom is being held at Smith this year. 

Clark. Clark College has recently adopted an 
honor system. The Student Council has power to 
pass and enforce its decrees. 


Speaking on the text, "The kingdom of God is 
within you," at the Christian Association meeting 
Wednesday night in Billings Hall, Dr. Lockwood 
emphasized the fact that it is necessary first of all 
to know something of the region of your own mind. 
Before you can believe that the kingdom of God 
may be there, are you sure that there is a king- 
dom of any sort? Explore that region, which, 
while being least obvious and actual, is more real, 
perhaps, than anything in the material world. 
Know your own abilities, and then, as you would 
work under a master of painting, should you en- 
deavor to enter the realm of art, so work under the 
Master who can direct you in the ways of the 
Kingdom of God. A. McC, '21. 






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